What is the Alien Act of 1798? - Definition & Overview


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Unrest in which European nation led to fears in the United States that in part led to the Alien Act?

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1. Which political party was responsible for passing the Alien Act into law?

2. Which president signed the Alien and Sedition Acts into law?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on the Alien Act of 1798. Some of the details that you will be assessed on include the political party that pushed the act's passage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • President who signed the Alien and Sedition Act
  • Powers the act granted the executive branch
  • Outcome of the election of 1800

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Alien Act of 1798
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the act's impact on John Adams and the Federalists
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the European unrest that served as a catalyst for the act

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called What is the Alien Act of 1798? - Definition & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the impact of the Jay Treaty of 1795 and the XYZ Affair
  • Understand the division between the Federalist party and the Democratic Republicans
  • Know and define the purpose of the four pieces of legislation that made up the Alien and Sedition Acts
  • Recognize how the political response to the acts impacted the election of 1800